The Alphabet of Insects is an educational book app from the developer Oceanhouse Media. This is an alphabet book that goes through each letter, a to z, sharing a new insect with each new letter. With the warm weather, your child will have fun reading and learning about new bugs and insects. Kids will have fun learning about alphabet and insects at the same time. What better way to encourage learning than to discuss with your child possible new findings out in nature while reading about them in an ebook.
You can rest assured this book is accurate as it has been reviewed and certified by the experts at the Smithsonian Institution. And a feature you can’t get when reading from a paper book is the sound effects you hear throughout this story. Listen carefully for the variety of bug sounds on each new page.
This book app features three reading options: 1) Read to Me; 2) Read it myself; 3) Auto Play.
In the first two selections, the reader needs to turn the page, the third selection reads through the book and turns the page for the reader. In all three reading styles the reader is able to interact with the pages by tapping words to hear them read out loud. You can also tap the insect names for a detailed description/definition of that specific insect. To exit the Auto Play option you must leave the app and come back in to return to the main screen.
There is a parent section with instructions for the book. In order to enter or ‘unlock’ access to this section, it asks you to follow the simple instructions such as “swiping the screen with two fingers to the left”. Copyright information and information on the ebook publisher can also be found on this parent screen. You can also turn off the news function to avoid getting pop up announcements when the app is opened.
When in one of the first two options (read to me or read it myself) there is an arrow in the bottom left hand corner. When you select this area, there is an option to go home, look at the pages from a glance, record your own narrator voice, or an options menu. In the options menu you can turn off sound effects and turn off the ability to tap on pictures. The voice recording feature is a great way to give your child a familiar voice when they are listening to the story. You read the story while it records your voice, then it stores that reading as an option in place of the automated narrator voice.
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Looking for more kids apps about insects? Check out our list 10 Fun and Educational Kids Apps about Bugs.
Today’s app is reviewed by Daisy Simpson. Daisy is a proud mom to an active toddler and works part-time in a hospital where she utilizes technology in her work with helping kids cope in the medical setting. Her family loves being outdoors experiencing all Minnesota has to offer.